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‘Black Panther’ pounces on box office

“Black Panther,” the Disney and Marvel Studios’ epic superhero film featuring a largely African-American cast and director, is blowing away audiences and box offices, raking in record amounts from its opening weekend while gaining praise from former First Lady Michelle ...

Looking back, looking forward

A sense of dignity emanates from the faces peering out of the searing, black and white photos mounted in the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia’s upstairs exhibition space.

‘Pocahontas’ comes to Va.

More than 400 years after Pocahontas’ burial at St. George’s Church in Gravesend, England, near the mouth of the River Thames, the Pocahontas Project will honor and tell her real life story.

Martin Luther King III brings message of hope to VCU

Be guided by your dreams, not distracted by your fears. This was the message that Martin Luther King III offered to students, faculty and the community during his talk Sunday evening at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Personality: Tim Seibles

Tim Seibles’ love affair with writing began at an early age. As he grew up in Philadelphia, his mother, Barbara Seibles, didn’t believe he was wildly talented, but encouraged him to write because it would be a good talent to ...

7 African-Americans honored for ‘2018 Strong Men & Strong Women in Virginia History’

Seven outstanding African-American leaders were celebrated during the sixth annual “Strong Men & Women in Virginia History” awards program Feb. 7 at a Downtown hotel.

Martin Luther King III to speak Feb.18 at VCU

Martin Luther King III, son of the slain civil rights leader and Coretta Scott King, will speak 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Commonwealth Ballroom in the University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave.

Hip-hop panel Feb.19 at UR

Richmond-based hip-hop artist Mad Skillz and music producer Hank Shocklee, who has produced albums for Public Enemy, LL Cool J, EPMD and others, will be featured at a University of Richmond panel on hip-hop.

Personality: Rashad J. Seaborne

African-American teens are avid learners, like to learn and are America’s future. We all just have to be good human beings and know how to respect and treat others

Love stories

The Free Press proudly presents its annual Valentine’s Day feature. It shares the love stories of four Richmond area couples.

Trumpet Awards to be presented Feb.11

Six people and the group Cameo will be celebrated for the their achievements and contributions during the 2018 Trumpet Awards to air on Bounce TV at 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11.

Personality: Jamar Jones

“We can learn from our ancestors that it is possible to blaze our trail in order to improve the lives of our descendants because they will be a direct reflection of what we accomplish in our lives.”

Area Black History Month events

Richmond Boys Choir: 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, Children’s Museum of Richmond, 2626 W. Broad St. Performance by “Richmond’s Ambassadors of Song” kicks off Black History Month. Concert included in museum admission, $8 adults and children; free for members. Info: ...

Richmond Symphony’s ‘Remembering 1968: A Tribute to MLK Jr.’ this weekend at Carpenter Theatre

Mayor Levar M. Stoney, social entrepreneur Kelli Lemon and radio talk show host Gary Flowers will be guest narrators this weekend at performances of “Remembering 1968: A Tribute to MLK Jr.” by the Richmond Symphony.

‘The Talk’ co-host, Sheryl Underwood, in Richmond for Feb. 3 benefit

The Omega Gamma Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority will present Sheryl P. Underwood, co-host of “The Talk” on CBS, at “Sisters in Service,” a benefit Saturday, Feb. 3, honoring the community service of the four sororities of the ...

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